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Pedal power wanted for cycle challenge for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance
12:00pm Tuesday 26th February 2013 in News
CYCLISTS are needed to saddle up for the Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge in aid of the air ambulance.
The third annual Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge takes place on Sunday, May 19. Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is organising the event as part of a major fundraising drive this year. The 54 mile cycle begins at Watchet Harbour, Somerset and ends at West Bay.
With only 600 entries available, the charity is expecting it to be a sell out and is encouraging people to enter as soon as possible.
Air ambulance crews attended 615 incidents in 2012. It compares to the 617 – just two more – the aircraft attended in 2011.
DSAA chief executive officer Bill Sivewright said: “Every one of the missions we fly is the result of somebody suffering a potentially life-threatening injury or accident.”
He added: “The funds raised by the people of Dorset and Somerset have, of course, been vital to delivering the service and we are grateful to them for their generous support.
More information about the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and its events can be found by visiting dsairambulance.org.uk or by emailing email@example.com or by calling 01823 669604.